Usain Bolt signed spikes sell for $39,000 in UK charity auction



2015-06-26 12:55:52

Usain Bolt signed spikes sell for $39,000 in UK charity auction

A signed pair of running spikes from Usain Bolt sold well on July 23 as Olympic fever hits the UK

A signed pair of Usain Bolt running spikes sold with remarkable results last night (July 23) at a Birmingham, UK charity auction.

Usain Bolt running shoes spikes charity auction Olympic items are selling with excellent results, days ahead of London 2012

The shoes sold for an impressive 25,000 ($38,744) at the University of Birmingham, with their value boosted by Olympic fever as London prepares for the 2012 opening ceremony this Friday (July 27). Also featuring was a training vest that had been signed by members of the Jamaican team, which sold for 4,200. In the international spirit of the Olympics, all proceeds from the sale will support a life-changing opportunity for a Jamaican student to study at the University of Birmingham. The remarkable price achieved in the auction smashes the 2,000 paid for a pair of Bolt running shoes, whichthe star donated to footballer Didier Drogba's foundation in 2010. Since 2008, Usain Bolt has established himself as one of the greatest sprinters in history, breaking six world records - including beating the 100m record three times and the 200m record twice. With the help of his Jamaican teammates, he also set a new world record in the 4x 100m relay. Now an internationally renowned figure, his memorabilia is seeing excellent results at auction.One of the most exciting auctions of Olympic memorabilia ever seen will take place today (July 24) in London. Read our interview with auctioneer Graham Budd to discover the investment potential of sports memorabilia. Paul Fraser Collectibles has a brilliant signed photograph of Usain Bolt, which perfectly captures his record-breaking win at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. See more of our sports memorabilia here.

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